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Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 [Draft] : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

It is for local authorities to make that decision, but we are encouraging them to set such a limit on roads that are in residential zones or that are near schools...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 [Draft] : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I am happy take the member’s point further and to speak to City of Edinburgh Council officials about it, but the Edinburgh example is a good one, as the process does not seem to have been as...

Meeting of the Parliament 28 September 2016 [Draft] : 28 September 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Transport and the Islands (Humza Yousaf)

Lowering speed is a crucial component in reducing risk on our roads, so I very much congratulate Mark Ruskell on securing this members’ business debate. I thank the members from across the c...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 September 2016 [Draft] : 22 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

The member raises an important point. Of course, the good-news story on the railways is that their popularity has grown by 27 per cent since 2007. More people wan...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 September 2016 [Draft] : 22 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

Yes, of course I will. It is important to say that anybody can pick out a week or a month of statistics but, as I said, over the year, although the performance ha...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 September 2016 [Draft] : 22 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

Let me try to reassure the member, where I can. As I said, I do not think that public performance measures are at the standard that we expect them to be. That is ...

Meeting of the Parliament 22 September 2016 [Draft] : 22 September 2016 View PDF version
The Minister for Transport and the Islands (Humza Yousaf)

The Scottish Government has written to the ScotRail alliance to request an improvement plan. Frankly, performance has not been to the level that I—and we—expect i...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 September 2016 [Draft] : 06 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

The member raises a fair point. The Queen Street tunnel closure went well because of the front-footed nature of the communications, and I thank my predecessor for that. I have had a number o...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 September 2016 [Draft] : 06 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

I am pleased to say that the Queen Street tunnel closure and the improvements that have been made to it have been successful. That does not take away from the fact that we are still disappoi...

Meeting of the Parliament 06 September 2016 [Draft] : 06 September 2016 View PDF version
Humza Yousaf

It may be a new parliamentary session, but it is the same old Scottish Labour Party. To be accused of a summer of chaos by Scottish Labour is quite ironic.

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